Thursday, February 24, 2011

No One Told Me There Were Teddy Girls

So ... Teddy Girls. 



Kinda makes you rethink blazers. This is all in the 40s and early 50s by the way. The Teddy boys and girls were one of those proto youth subcultures in post-war Britain. They had their look together before rock 'n' roll hit. No drinking. No rude behavior. Just dressing up.

And I just came across this modern lookbook deal that's inspired by Teddy girls. So, it's coming back? Or, rather, coming back again? I read that Vivienne Westwood and Malcolm McLaren brought the look back in the 1970s with a Day-Glo twist. It's interesting that the look would be brought back periodically and deliberately in different forms by designers because it was originally a revival of Edwardian fashions. It was the look that boutiques were pushing after the war. That's where the name comes from.

I got onto this subject doing searches for creepers. My shoe obsession has crossed a dangerous line.

See also: Karl Heinz Weinberger

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